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Botched surgery left me deep in debt and worse off than before.
DakotaDocMartin's Review of: Dr. Kevin Muiderman

Rating: 4.43 (out of 10)
Review Date:
November 8, 2010, 12:19 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Kevin Muiderman (My Profile)
Grand Forks
State:   North Dakota (ND)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   DakotaDocMartin (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   April 11, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Dr. Muiderman did a panniculectomy surgery on me at the same time that a urologist did an adult circumcision. This was supposed to repair an injury I had as a child. The circumcision went OK but the panniculectomy was botched on so many levels I'll never fully get over it both emotionally and physically. Being an elective surgery I had to pay nearly $6000 out of pocket prior to the surgery. I didn't have insurance so the complications of a systemic infection and pulmonary embolism ended up costing me an additional $22,000.00 I'll still be paying on for years to come. I tried to find a lawyer to sue him but they didn't figure there were deep enough pockets. And, lawyers in the area won't go up against Altru Health System no matter what. I have nerve damage, I'm constantly short of breath, and the initial problem was just made much worse than it was. I get to spend the rest of my life like this and there's nothing I can do about it. There is a two year time limit on filing a suit and it's already 6 months past that time. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't do it.  

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